Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 1-0, 2.70 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 1-0, 4.05
Attendance: 41951 | Hanshin leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:43
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 10: G4|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-3||1: 1B (CS), 4: G4, 7: S1, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G3, 7: G1, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F6, 9: SO|
|(CF-RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: f5, 8: G4, 9: BB|
|(3B)||Ryal, Rusty||1-for-3||3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|PH||Yano, Kenji||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Kazunari||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: G2|
|PH||Konta, Toshimasa||1-for-1, 1 R||8: 1B|
|C||Kato, Ken||0-for-1||10: SO|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: DP|
|PH-3B-LF||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||8: BB, 10: G4|
|Romero, Levi, H||1||20||4||3||0||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.000|
|Kubo, Yuya, L||1 1/3||23||6||5||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.000|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-5||1: f3, 3: F5, 6: f4, 8: SO, 10: F8|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-5||1: G4, 3: F7, 6: G4, 8: SO, 10: G1|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F6, 6: F8, 8: BB, 10: BB|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||3-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: 1B, 8: SO, 10: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: L3, 7: 1B|
|PR-1B||Arai, Ryota||1-for-2, 1 RBI||9: SO, 10: 1B|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-3||1: F4, 4: F5, 7: G3|
|CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-2||2: f3, 5: f2, 7: HBP, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G6|
|PH-LF||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1, 1 RBI||7: S7, 9: F4|
|(P)||Nomi, Atsushi||0-for-2||2: G1, 5: SO|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||1-for-1||10: 1B|
|PR||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, H||1||28||5||3||0||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.800|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, W||1||8||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton fouls out to first. Hirano grounds out to second. Toritani hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Kanemoto flies out to second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Wakiya. Ogasawara grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Ramirez hits an RBI single, runner on first. Takahashi flies out to short.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai hits a single to center. Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Jojima gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Lin, pinch-hitting for Shunsuke, hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. R. Arai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Nomi, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kobayashi on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Asai takes over in center; R. Arai takes over at first; Lin takes over in left.
Chono grounds out to second. Ryal strikes out swinging. Konta, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, hits a single to left. Kamei enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Tono. Runner advances to second on wild pitch. Kamei walks, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Wakiya strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Terauchi takes over at third; Kamei moves from third to left.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Kubota, hits a single to right. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Murton flies out to center.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Defensive changes: Suzuki takes over in center; Chono moves from center to right.
Hirano grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai hit an infield single, bases loaded. R. Arai hits a walk-off RBI single to right.
Top of the 9th
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Ogasawara strikes out looking. Ramirez walks. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Chono walks, runners on first and second. Yano, pinch-hitting for Romero, grounds out to third.
Yomiuri: Sakamoto has safely collected a hit in all 6 of the team's games so far this season.
Hanshin: Nomi tied a club record by striking out 7 straight batters. ... R. Arai's first hit with the Tigers ends up being a walk-off. ... The last time the Tigers played in three straight extra inning games was back in June, 2006. The last time they beat the Giants in an extra inning game: 4/20/2007.